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Midsommar (2019)

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A couple travels to Scandinavia to visit a rural hometown's fabled Swedish mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Director:

Ari Aster

Writer:

Ari Aster
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Florence Pugh ... Dani
Jack Reynor ... Christian
Vilhelm Blomgren ... Pelle
William Jackson Harper ... Josh
Will Poulter ... Mark
Ellora Torchia ... Connie
Archie Madekwe ... Simon
Henrik Norlén ... Ulf
Gunnel Fred ... Siv
Isabelle Grill Isabelle Grill ... Maja
Agnes Westerlund Rase Agnes Westerlund Rase ... Dagny (as Agnes Rase)
Julia Ragnarsson ... Inga
Mats Blomgren ... Odd
Lars Väringer ... Sten
Anna Åström ... Karin

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Storyline

Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. Written by A24 Releasing

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Let the festivities begin


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing ritualistic violence and grisly images, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Production for the film was announced immediately after Hereditary (2018) was released. See more »

Goofs

The outfits the villagers of Hårga wear during the celebrations are vyshyvankas, which is part of the Ukrainian and Belarusian national costumes, not the national or regional costumes of Sweden and Hälsingland. See more »

Quotes

Josh: Why 36?
Pelle: Well we think of life like the seasons. So you're a child until you're 18 and that's spring. And then at some point we all do our Pilgrimage, which is between 18 and 36, and that's summer. And then from, eh - 36 to 54, we're working age, which is *fall*. And then finally from 54 to 72 you become a mentor.
Dani: What happens at 72?
[Pelle makes a comical throat slash gesture; Dani laughs]
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Alternate Versions

A 171-minute long director's cut premiered at the Scary Movies XII film festival at the Lincoln Film Center. This version adds more graphic violence and extends many pre-existing scenes. See more »

Connections

References The Wicker Man (1973) See more »

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I.O.U
Performed by Freeez
Written by John Robie and Arthur Baker
Produced by John Robie
Courtesy of Beggars Banquet
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
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Very Annoying
17 October 2020 | by aryopermonoSee all my reviews

Very weird, annoying, and disturbing movie.. 2.5 hours movie with no point at all..


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Country:

USA | Sweden

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

3 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midsommar See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,560,030, 7 July 2019

Gross USA:

$27,426,361

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,903,099
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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